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Crusty Bread Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Claudia Van Riper

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp instant or rapid rise yeast
1 1/2 cups water

Directions:
Directions:
In a large mixing bowl whisk together flour, salt and yeast. Add water and mix until a shaggy mixture forms. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set aside for 12-18 hours. (Overnight works great)

Heat oven to 450

When the oven has reached 450 place large pan with lid that can withstand 450 (cast iron dutch oven works great!) in the oven, empty, for about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, pour dough onto a heavily floured surface and shape into a ball. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit while pan is heating. Remove hot pan from the oven and drop in the dough making sure it lands in the middle and does not stick to sides of pan. Cover and return to the oven for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes remove cover and bake another 15 minutes making sure the top doesn't get too done. Remove and cool on baking rack.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
10
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
10 minutes plus resting time
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is the easiest and best crusty bread I have ever baked and it tastes great every time!

 

 

 

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